Dr. Ann Kellams is a Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia who served for 12 years has served as Medical Director of Well Newborn service and helped found and is Director of the UVA Breastfeeding Medicine Program since 2011. After having been born and raised in Texas, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and graduated summa cum laude, and then attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1998, and was in private practice for nine years before joining the pediatric faculty at UVA going on 16 years ago. She serves on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding and is currently President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine a physician organization with over 1,000 members worldwide. Her research is in the area of parental education related to infant feeding, hospital breastfeeding support, and safe sleep practices with the SMART, SCHOOL, SMARTER and SUPERSONIC grants funded by the NIH and has multiple peer-reviewed publications and multiple chapters for Pediatric UptoDate, and Neonatology for Primary Care to name a few. She also served as a scientific advisor for the Virginia Department of Health Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium that offers free web-based CME and MOC to Virginia residents at www.bfconsortium.org. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband and has a son who is a freshman at the University of Vermont, a daughter who is a junior at UT Austin, and an older daughter who works at LPL Financial in Austin, TX.